Adding Forums

Overview

The Discussion Board is made up of (Undefined variable: BbVariables_AS.plural forum). Adding (Undefined variable: BbVariables_AS.plural forum) is accomplished on the Add Forum page.

Find this page

Follow these steps to open the Add Forum page:

  1. Open a Course.
  2. Click Discussion Board. The Discussion Board page appears.
  3. Click Add Forum. The Add Forum page appears.

Fields

The table details the fields on the Add Forum page.

Field

Required?

Description

Forum Information

Name

Yes

Enter the name of the Forum.

Description

No

Enter a description of the Forum in the virtual text box.

Forum Availability

Available

No

Make the Forum available or not.

Choose date and time restrictions

No

Use the Display After and/or the Display Until checkboxes to limit Forum availability.

Date and Time fields

No

Use the Month, Day, Year, Hour, Minute, and AM/PM drop-down lists to select a specific date and time.

Calendar Button

No

Click the button to select a date using a calendar GUI.

Forum Settings

Allow anonymous posts

No

Allow anonymous posts on the Forum.

Allow author to remove own posts

No

Allow authors to remove their own posts.

Allow author to modify own published posts

No

Allow author to edit their own published posts.

Allow message tagging

No

Allow tags to be added to messages on the Forum.

For faster Discussion Board page loading, do not allow message tagging.

Allow users to reply with quote

No

Allow users to include the text of the original message in any replies to that message. This is enabled by default.

Allow file attachments

No

Allow files to be attached to messages within the Forum.

Allow members to create new threads

No

Allow Forum members to create new threads in the Forum.

Allow members to rate posts

No

Enable Forum members to rate individual posts.

Force moderation of posts

No

Require that all messages are reviewed before they are posted to the Forum.

Subscribe

Do not allow subscriptions

No

No subscriptions for this Forum.

Allow members to subscribe to threads

No

Allow subscription to threads only.

Allow members to subscribe to Forum

No

Allow subscription to the entire Forum.

Grade

No grading in Forum

No

No grading in the Forum.

Grade Forum

No

Enable grading at the Forum level.

Grade threads

No

Enable grading at the thread level.

 

Note: Grading and Rating are Enterprise License options.